Dominic Nitiwul deployed military officers into Parliament amidst chaos— Murtala claims
The Member of Parliament of Tamale Central, Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed has accused the Minister of Defense, Dominic Aduna Bingab Nitiwul of deploying military men amid a chaotic scene in Parliament on Thursday.
Speaking to the media after the House suspended sitting ahead of the presidential inauguration, Mr Mohammed stated emphatically that he witnessed Mr Nitiwul making a call to invite the military officers into the Chamber.
“I know that for a fact and I told him when he was making the call, I told him that was not necessary, I told him it will be a blur on the integrity of this House,” he alleged.
His comment comes after security personnel stormed Parliament following commotions during the inauguration of the 8th Parliament of the Fourth Republic.
The military and police officers who were heavily armed officers clad in full regalia marched to the Floor of Parliament to restore calm after some MPs-elect from the NDC side disrupted the electoral process of a new Speaker for the House.
Mr Mohammed argued that the presence of military and police personnel into Parliament was dangerous and unacceptable.
He said the unprecedented behaviour of the military in the history of Ghana’s democratic regime, calls for an investigation.
Mr Mohammed insisted that the MPs needed to understand the motive behind the invitation of the security personnel.
“I will urge that there should be a proper investigation into the matter regarding who invited the military officers into Parliament and the reasons behind that…I don’t think it is acceptable too,” he stressed.